[ubuntu-za] SOLVED: Re: www.sterkinekor.com site (Flash) no longer loads in updated Ubuntu 11.10
cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
Fri Mar 9 10:57:04 UTC 2012
Thanks for that. After your confirmation that it must be my set-up I
did some more digging around and learning.
I discovered /etc/alternatives and the update-alternatives command and
realised that I was using gnash instead of Flash (although I don't
remember doing anything in the last 8 days related to this).
Anyway I used update-alternatives to point mozilla-flash-plugin to the
Flash lib instead of gnash and Voila! It works again. Interesting, it
also fixed Chromium (I guess because it is mozilla-based?)
For interest's sake I would still like to rule out an update to gnash
(assuming I have been using it for more than 8 days) so I need to figure
out how to find out a package's version install history. Any hints on
how I could find out when a particular package was installed?
Thanks again to everyone who responded.
On 09/03/2012 12:33, Tom Bamford wrote:
> On 9 March 2012 12:11, Chris Schoonbee <cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
> <mailto:cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za>> wrote:
> Can you (or anyone else reading this) confirm that you can indeed
> access the site on an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.10 with Firefox? Then
> I can know better whether it is an update causing the problem or
> if it is some problem more specific to my set-up.
> Hi Chris
> Works for me. Ubuntu 11.10 amd64,
> firefox-10.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 with Flash 11.1 r102 (installed
> using flashplugin-installer-220.127.116.11ubuntu0.11.10.2).
> Not that it helps, but flash is notoriously unpredictable and crappy
> on Linux, for a long time my browser would freeze if I right clicked
> on a flash object. I doubt Sterkinekor management would share the
> sentiment - I always use the self-serve Windows kiosks outside the cinema.
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